31923Construction begins on York Park, Highland Park Senior Center Improvements Meeting, Eagle Rock Walking Tour & more
- Aug 16, 2014
Northeast Community Newsletter
August 15, 2014
Construction began this week on York Park! Councilmember Huizar looks forward to joining the Highland Park community for the ribbon cutting, estimated for late 2014.
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
In This Newsletter:
• Submit Your Comments on Proposed Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion by August 29th
• Highland Park Senior Center Improvements Community Workshop
• Update from DWP on Colorado Blvd. Repair Work
• Councilmember Huizar, ERNC & TERA Call for Artist Submissions for Utility Box Art Project
• Eagle Rock City Hall Improvements Continue - But Field Office is Open!
• 100th Anniversary of the Southwest Museum
• 17th Annual Monterey Hills Jazz Festival
• Hermon Dog Park Fundraiser at Golden Road Brewery
• Walking Tour: Community & Civic Engagement in Eagle Rock
• August Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar at Hermon Dog Park
• Free Kids Cooking Class at HLP Rec Center
Submit Your Comments on Proposed Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion by August 29th
Community members lined up to express concerns about the project. Photo credit: Herb West - for more photos from the meeting, click here.
After finding out about Glendale and the County's plans to expand and extend the life of the Scholl Canyon Landfill, Councilmember Huizar called a community meeting and asked Glendale to come out and inform & involve Eagle Rock in decisions made about the landfill in our backyard. He also asked the County and Glendale for - and was granted - an extension of the public comment period to August 29, 2014.
All trucks use City of LA streets in Eagle Rock to access the landfill yet Angelenos are prohibited from using it. For the last 30 years, our streets have endured deterioration, trash blowing off trucks, noise, and pollution without our community seeing any benefit.
At the meeting, Councilmember Huizar called this relationship a "raw deal" for our community and the City of LA. Councilmember Huizar opposes the project as currently proposed and will submit comments on the Environmental Impact Report, which is currently circulating for comment.
What do you think about the plan to expand the dump above Eagle Rock?
Learn more here and submit comments via email to sclfeir@....
For more information, please call (323) 254-5295 or email lauren.ballard@....
Highland Park Senior Center Improvements Community Workshop
Monday, August 25th
Highland Park Senior Center
6152 N. Figueroa St.
Contribute your ideas to the Highland Park Senior Center improvement project!
Earlier this year, Councilmember Huizar secured $150,000 for improvements to the Highland Park Senior Center through a Community Development Block Grant.
The Highland Park Senior Center serves more than 1,000 senior citizens a month and offers critical programs and services to seniors in our area. It also is situated on an important corner in Highland park where Figueroa and York intersect.
For more information, please call (323) 254-5295.
Update from DWP on Colorado Blvd. Repair Work
On August 3, 2014, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) were made aware of a leak on Colorado Boulevard at Dahlia Drive. It was determined that the leak was from an appurtenance on the LADWP’s 68-inch diameter reinforced concrete water pipeline. Crews reported to the location and delineated a work zone on Colorado Boulevard at Dahlia Drive. Providing one traffic lane in each direction, on Colorado Boulevard.
A section of the pipeline has been isolated to allow personnel to enter and evaluate for repairs. A crew is scheduled to work on fixing the leak, backfill the trench, and pave a 10 foot by 10 foot section on Colorado Boulevard at Dahlia Drive. LADWP is scheduled to complete work and restore all traffic lanes on Colorado Boulevard late next week.
LADWP thanks you for your patience as we work on this project. If you have any questions, please contact Marvin Hermosillo, Construction Engineer, LADWP - Trunk Line Construction Support at (213) 792-6050.
Councilmember Huizar, ERNC & TERA Call for Artist Submissions for Utility Box Art Project
Councilmeber Huizar has worked to bring murals to other CD14 locations!
Calling all artists! Councilmember Huizar is proud to partner with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, The Eagle Rock Association, and Department of Transportation to bring utility box murals to Eagle Rock.
Please contact christina.hulen@... with LA DOT Art in the subject heading. You will be sent a packet of information that includes the specs for the boxes.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, September 15th.
For more information, please call (323) 254-5295.
Eagle Rock City Hall Improvements Continue - But Field Office is Open!
Built in 1922, just one year before Eagle Rock was consolidated with the City of Los Angeles, Eagle Rock City Hall was designated Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #59 in 1969. Councilmember Huizar, a strong proponent of historic preservation fought hard to secure $186,000 in this year's budget to renovate and restore this community gem. On Monday, July 7th, construction crews from the Department of General Services began work on Eagle Rock City Hall.
Interior improvements include new paint, remodeling the bathrooms, adding new carpeting and flooring, and much more! Exterior improvements will include turf removal, community space, and a new plant palette.
In order to allow for work to proceed as quickly as possible, Eagle Rock City Hall was closed until the end of July to allow for the construction to move ahead. The field office has re-opened but community rooms will remain closed through the end of September.
The Northeast Field Office is operating normally. If you want to stop by for assistance, just come in through the back door near the parking lot. To reach us by phone, call (323) 254-5295.
100th Anniversary of the Southwest Museum
Saturday, August 16
234 Museum Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Come out and Celebrate the 100 year Anniversary of the Southwest Museum! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
PLEASE NOTE: That there is a presentation with 3 or 4 speakers that is "sold out". However, all other activities are FREE and OPEN to the public.
The Autry website is going to be updated in the next few days so it's clear that the museum and other 100 year anniversary activities are open to the public on August 16th. It is the sit down presentation with 3 or 4 speakers that is "sold out." You can still come out and celebrate the 100 years with the community!
Join the Facebook event and get your questions answered here.
Visit Autry's event page here.
17th Annual Monterey Hills Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 16th
11:00AM - 8:00PM
Budd Wiener Park
4300 Via Marisol (Monterey Hills) 90042
The City of Los Angeles invites you to join Councilmember Jose Huizar and the Monterey Hills Federation at the 17th Annual Monterey HIlls Jazz Festival!
Grab your dancing shoes, break out the picnic blanket and be prepared to have a great time right. Music for everyone - Jazz, Salsa, Blues and Latin Jazz.
Performing at the Festival are: Tritone Asylum, City Beat and Echo Park Project. Also there will be Salsa Dance Lessons! Massage Therapy and more! Visit www.montereyhills.org for more information.
Admission is FREE!
Special Thank You To: Monterey Hills Federation, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, POST Alarm Systems, LA Department of Recreation and Parks, and LAPD Hollenbeck Division.
Hermon Dog Park Fundraiser at Golden Road Brewery
Monday, August 18th
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Rd.
Walking Tour: Community & Civic Engagement in Eagle Rock
Saturday, August 23rd
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd.
Join us as we take a 6 mile walking tour around the neighborhood focused on Eagle Rock's history of community and civic engagement. We will cover, among other things: the 134 Freeway, the Colorado Boulevard Specific, Scholl Canyon Landfill, and the Women's 20th Century Club. The walking tour is free and open to the public. There will be two planned restroom/water fountain stops around mile 2 and 4.
Any questions? Email us at: walkeaglerock@...
Join the Facebook event here. Read about the event and learn more about Walk Eagle Rock here.
August Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar at Hermon Dog Park
5:00 - 7:00 pm
5568 Via Marisol,
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Pet Education Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M at Hermon Dog Park!
The topic is "Summertime Health Issues". Dr. Lisa (as she likes to be called) practice is Animal Health Care Center located in Eagle Rock. She will speak on allergies, fleas and ticks, foxtails, ear infections, and preventative measures to guard against heart worms and other internal ailments.
The city will provide chairs for this event. Don't miss this FREE SEMINAR!
Free Kids Cooking Class at HLP Rec Center
FREE kids cooking class this fall at the Highland Park Recreation Center. Classes begin Sept. 18th. Ages 9+. Kids will learn safety in the kitchen, knife skills, one recipe a week and will visit the Community Garden. Katie Kildow, owner of Lemon Poppy Kitchen in Glassell Park, will be the main instructor. Sign up at the front desk, space is limited.
For more information, call (213) 847-4875 or email highlandpark.recreationcenter@....
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